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obama's secret weapon, his wife michelle, takes the stage to tell the country why they should give her husband another four years. >>> new kid on the block. a 37-year-old mayor, a rising latino leader. tonight, julian castro delivers a history-making speech, can he do what a young obama did eight years ago, when he made the speech that launched his career. we're behind the scenes. >>> and party on. the gloves are off. it's crunch time for president obama's campaign with the polls in a dead heat, can the democrats convince americans that things will be better the second time around? >>> good evening. i'm terry moran in charlotte, north carolina. day one of the democratic national convention. and here just, just a little while ago, michelle obama brought down the house. they had the signs "we love michelle." this one is prepackprepackaged, question about it. but the emotion response spontaneous, as michelle obama told the nation why she believes her husband deserves another four years in the white house. when she speaks of their love and dreams. no question about, michelle obama is the p
? it is impressive. >> cost a fortune. [laughter] >> michelle obama -- i thought it was a brilliantly cynical speech, done a marvelously. the theme was that he loves his fe, his children, his family, therefore hehe loves everybody. i by the first three -- i think he is a terrific guy in that way. but the argumenent,t, if it is an gument -- it was all anecdotes' -- is because there is this evanempathy -- thihis is a guy who is extremely ideological and ambitious. he this of himself as world- historical. to pretend ass she did it successfully, that there is nothing of that in him is a marvel. >> "brilliantly y cynical." >> i just cannot belie he is going after the man's wife. i cannot believe he did that. >> because she is a woman? >> would you o offer s similar mments about ann romney's -- >> it was a different speech by different woman. >> did andhe ao talked about her husband, feelings empathy -- >> you say and -- >> the obamassakes, they did nothing right. i ampared to accept that from you charles. therere's nothing they could that would make you happy. maybe they should just die -- >> break it u
. here's michelle obama talking about her husband's love for their daughters. >> here is the same man when our girls were first born would anxiously checked their cribs every few minutes to ensure there were still breathing. proudly showing them off to everyone he knew. that's the man was it's down with me and our girls for dinner nearly every night, patiently answering questions about issues in the news, strategizing about the middle school friendships. [laughter] that's the man i see in those quiet moments late at night and hunched over his desk, poring over the letters people and sent him. >> of course, michelle obama's approval ratings are higher than her husband's. who missing from the speech? >> any mention of mitt romney, the man her husband is running against. don't be fooled. this was a speech at times about separating the two of them. the democratic party continues to try to paint mitt romney as a man who istoo privileged to relate to the common man, the middle-class voter they are going after so strongly. we heard references throughout the speech thatof obama's tom will beg
introduced the president tonight and two nights ago, she brought down the house here. michele obama looks back and forward with diane sawyer and talked about how her kids reacted to her big speech. >>> and the thin doctor. he works with jay-z and oprah, now he's spinning tunes at this convention, like "signed sealed delivered." we hang with him to find out how do democrats get down. >> good evening, i'm terry moran here in charlotte, north carolina, where the 2012 democratic convention has entered the history books with a speech by president barack obama. a stirring speech for the people here in the hall. he launched a vigorous defense of his record, several negative attacks against mitt romney and he offered the delegates a little bit of that old-time obama religion of hope. all in all, the people who were in this hall, received this speech, they were elek triified by it. they were explosive at times. you could hear them yearning for his success. the real question is, how does this play outside the hall, in the un country, with you? because the president has significant challenges ahead
convention with an impassioned from first lady michelle obama. what she had to say to voters in to get her husband reelected. >> hard knocks for former dolphins player chad johnson. he might need to call a tattoo removal company. "good morning washington at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's wednesday, september 5. glad you are with us. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. good morning. let's get to adam caskey for the forecast. >> and point to be a warm day the high temperatures in upper 86 and you will notice the humidity. just like the past several days. at the doppler radar. we have areas of light rain off in the potomac highlands and parts of west virginia. closer to the shenandoah valley. we are drive for the most part this morning. cloudy today. more showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, of a few downpours. 89 today for the high temperature. now to steve. the 14th street bridge is starting off well from arlington into the district. springfield looks ok all town. andto the southeast so
'll say. and michelle obama, the speech, was she taking aim. and what's happening now with that dress. >>> and tonight abc's weather editor sam champion with more extreme weather on the way. >>> the moments after strapping a bomb on to help her. >>> and the price is right. if you've ever bought something on line, the new report says if you wait just one minute before you place the order, you could save up to $100. >>> and good evening, from charlotte tonight. a big night ahead at the democratic national convention. and we should note that diane has just arrived back from mississippi. she was there today with our friend robin roberts for robin's mother's funeral. all of our hearts in mississippi we do begin with the major headlines in charlotte tonight. in fact, look at this, the stage where president obama was to give his big speech outdoors tomorrow night, being taken apart tonight. the speech is now being moved here to a smaller arena indoors, the campaign says the possibility of storms and lightning forcing the move. the romney camp jumping in on their own take on that. president o
reception. michelle obama asked america to vote for the man she loves. >> the first lady stepped into the spotlight in charlotte giving her pitch for the president's second term. it is wednesday, september 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. michelle obama's passionate speech got cheers and some tears from the democratic delegates. we'll take you live to charlotte in a moment. you are also going to see how the rich and powerful are enjoying plenty of perks at the dnc. abc's brian ross and he did it as well at the rnc. >>> in this half-hour on the front lines of a dangerous california fire fight. why the battle in the steep rugged ter rain outside l.a. is far fr over. >> something gross in the gulf coast hurricane zone, thousand and thousand ofwamp rats. adding insult to injury after isaac. good thing you can't smell them on tv. something that you experience wh you are down there. >> swamp rat, so we are clear is not the official term, nutria, huge, beaver-like creatures they're mass
meant? >> after, i think everybody i think michelle obama knocked it out of the park i think for many different reasons. for the crowd, enthusiasm. many people look at her, wow, she could be a national candidate on the scene. for me, watching her, her speaking ability and the ability to generate that has grown dramatically in four years. >> what you heard from the romney campaign, it got much attention today. >> as the president said of mitt romney's speech that kind of tribute to success is to say i didn't watch it. no, this convention has run very smoothly, they've presented in front of america's most gorgeous families in all its rounds appearance, at home, in the white house and out around the country. that's what they set out to do. they did it with all the skill of hollywood. and that's not a criticism. they're supposed to do it that way. >> well, look, there's no question, she got the delegates on their feet. today, i saw more buttons with michelle obama's face than i thought the president's. is she real inspired people. i had people texting and tweeting all around the country,
there in the hall. that's 17,000 people. and once again, it is a woman. it is first lady michelle obama tonight, beginning this high-pressure moment with a speech. at the republican national convention, it was the candidates right there, ann romney. >> and the husbands, they challenge, mirror image this week. mitt romney came in according to the latest abc news/"washington post" poll, shows brand new, in the least favorable, 47% favorable, 49% unfavorable. >> and also under water, a surprising undertow among registered women voters. the abc news/"washington post" poll showing a slide among them. >> and, of course, the first lady going to be addressing that tonight in her speech. we're going to be analyzing it all. we've got the white house correspondent jake tapper on the floor along with jon karl and cokie roberts here in the studio, george will and donna brazile. >> jake tapper on the floor. >> well, diane, four years ago, the democratic national convention from four years ago was very different than here. enthusiasm, but nothing like we saw in colorado four years ago. and of those numbers we
with what president obama has done. >> if michelle obama did not move the needle or bill clinton came up short, the president will have to be the difference maker. >> i have said consistently, you have it within six swing states, but virginia and ohio are the key ones. >> va., and as this -- they want results. they want things that work, not just rhetoric and good speeches, they're going to see what happens to make their life better for me and my family. >> and other obama aide says it they believe they when virginia, they think they will win it all. the pressure is felt on both sides with the gop trying to react to that philosophy. met romney was there last week and ann romney will be in leesburg tomorrow. obama is opening up to more campaign offices. it's a big night and we will have to wait and see whether or not the president can deliver on all of those expectations. >> we look forward to your reporting this evening. >> that romney remains in vermont practicing for the upcoming debates with his sparring partner rob portman of ohio. meanwhile, romney left campaigning duties
on the air tonight, not long from now on that stage. the first lady michelle obama will enter the arena do give a speech to millions of americans about her husband and the pressure is on. because a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll shows the president has been sliding among registered women voters, some of his strongest, most steadfast supporters. take a look at the poll. in april, 57% of the women said they approved the president. today, just 46%. and for the first time, more women slightly disapprove of the president than approve. that is a new low. so what is going on? is this real and what does mrs. obama have to do tonight, it's "your voice your vote." and our political team has out in force all day. let's lead off again with abc's ja jake tapper down on the convention floor. >>> good evening, those are bad poll numbers for president obama with crucial votes, all eyes on first lady michelle obama as she comes to the podium to try to shore up that pivotal group. michelle obama came to the podium to help voters connect to her husband while the president can seem cool andal lo al
a rising star and, of course, the headliner, michelle obama. admittedly this means somehow energizing the less than enthused with a small group of undecideds. >> the red states and the blue states together. everybody knows, those that are truly undecided, there is no way that they do that for barack obama. >> and one thing they hope to win over voters is, they say, they claim this is the most open and accessible in history by making the first and last night's free and open to the public. >> in florida, it is neck and neck. back to you. >> ok, gordon and scott, thanks to both of you. we will see you later. and costing millionsto plan, taxpayers pick up part of the tab. they spent $18 million in tax dollars, and now, it is the democrats' turn. they are using tax dollars to pay for the $573 bill at connolly's irish pub, 2007 hundred $34 at mi casa, and even $3,000 spent at the speedway club. we have live reports on abc 7 news at 5:00, 6:00, and 11:00. leon? >> and high school sophomore has been indicted on 29 counts involved in a shooting. the charges against robert gladden. there was a
convention four years ago and all the promise he then seemed to represent. >> first lady michele obama came to the podium this afternoon to prepare for her speech tomorrow night. her husband at a labor day celebration in ohio, took credit for saving the u.s. auto industry. >> i believed in you, i bet on you and because of that bet, three years later, that bet is paying off for america! >> reporter: it's a line that begins to answer the classic question from reagan in 1980. >> are you better off than you were four years ago? >> reporter: over the weekend, top obama aides and supporters struggled to answer that question. >> are we where we need to be? no. >> we have a lot more work to do. >> reporter: today, an about-face. >> we are clearly better off as a country. >> absolutely. >> america is better off today. >> reporter: so job one for the week, the president needs to come up with a compelling case as to why the country is better off now. but it's not just about the past. he also needs to paint a vision of the economy going forward. what will he do so the recovery is stronger than its been
morning, everyone. we begin this wednesday with michelle obama, delivering an impassioned speech on the first night of the democratic national convention. >> the first lady got a rousing reception in charlotte, where she told cheering delegates that the man she knows as a husband and a father, is the man to lead this country for four more years. abc's brandi hitt joins us live from charlotte with the latest. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: michelle obama was the star at the opening night of the democratic national convention. and she revealed personal details about the president as only she could. >> being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> reporter: in an emotional speech, first lady michelle obama reminded voters her husband still stands behind working families with every tough decision he makes as president. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. >> reporter: president obama and their daughters watched the speech from the white house. while others at the democratic n
want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. >> straight ahead former president bill clinton made his case as to why american voters should reelect president obama. tonight the president will hit the stage to wrap up the democratic national convention in charlotte. it is thursday, september 6. i m steve chenevey. >> let's go to the forecast with meteorologist adam caskey. >> a little bit of rain this morning. some energy moving through to start the day. sprinkles west of the blue ridge, approaching the shenandoah valley. parts of west virginia. 79 in washington, 73 in leesburg. manassas, 73. partly cloudy, hot and humid today. highs in the lower 90's. chance of showers later today. on saturday, it looks like you have a rain of -- round of rain in the afternoon and cooling behind that. sunday and monday, heights in the upper 70's. >> no accents to support -- reports so far. overnight construction still in effect. we are down to one lane on the outer loop of the beltway between the toll road and georgetown pike. if you are traveling in the southbound direction on 395 to
by actors eva longoria james taylor mary j. blige. michelle obama and former president bill clinton will speak leading up to a large celebration thursday inside bank of america stadium. hundreds protested the program sunday. obama continues to criticize his republican opponents' convention speech. >> give romney knows that secrets to creating jobs and growing the economy. nobody bothered to tell us what they were. >> this president cannot tell us you are better off today than when you took office. >> a new poll shows the race a dead heat and another taken after the republican convention showed romney with a slight lead now shows they are tied with two months until election day. in tampa paul ryan asked the question without new leadership why should the next four years be any different from the last four years? barack obama has to answer that question. >> first lady michelle obama arrived today and mitt romney is using the week to prepare for the debates. >> gordon peterson and scott thuman will be there. you can look for their reports during abc 7 at 5:00 6:00 and
, but they said the documents did not contain anything dangerous. >> michelle obama and mitt romney me are going to be in northern virginia today. >> brianne carter is in fairfax. >> the fight for battleground virginia is back on here in the commonwealth. both parties campaigning here today. if you take a look behind me, you can see mitt romney the as onstage. he started speaking about 10 minutes ago. the crowd is now chanting usa. he has been talking about the middle class. that is what we expected it would highlight during the trip to northern virginia. it has been a focus for the mitt romney the campaign. they made their announcement in virginia. this republican hopeful for president is working to get the middle class back to work. he says northern virginia may very well decide the next president is. while he is focused on the economy, yet so it also touched on the tragedy overseas. >> we have heavy hearts across america today. i want you to know it is going to get better. but i recognize that right now we are in mourning. we lost four other diplomats across the world. we are thinking about t
and enthusiastic crowd, first lady michelle obama saying the presidency reveals who you really are. i want to show you a photo that was tweed out earlier. can you take a look at it. it's coming up right here. there it is. the president and their two daughters. 14-year-old malia and 11-year-old sasha watching from the white house. >> a week ago, michelle obama taking off on the theme of love. saying she loves him more than she did four years ago, and 23 years ago, watching him. as you said, revealed, and tying it to what he is doing as president. also, talking about his love for the american people and what they've learned from the american people. clearly, cokie roberts down on the floor, this is a speech designed to rally the faithful and it did in this hall. >> it certainly did. the signs of we love michelle. but also, she did something important in terms of humanizing as ann romney. a lot of presidents try to portray him as different. she said he was raised just like me. as she painted a portrait of our own childhood as being so very normal. but also this whole question we're not in it alone. t
lady michelle obama. has details. >> the first day of the democratic national convention spotlight first lady michelle obama. ill admit i'm a little oured, because i think president is awesome. >> and tonight on this stage the pressure is on. >> what does the first lady need to say tonight? that hereds to show husband understands the economy is rough for a lot of people. >> she needs to convince voters is the right man help the u.s. economy recover. and has been the president's message during his campaign that he has taken credit saving the u.s. automobile industry. >> the companies are worth more they build.e cars are a source of might.turing not worth fighting for, and what is? >> but mitt romney's campaign been quick to fire back. we have had unemployment for 42 months despite the president's's claim the stimulus would provide the country. republicans have been asking off thane you better ago?years democrats have put their o on that, asking voters candidate would be best the country in the next four years. >> mitt romney has made clear n is, cut taxes for americans and the bigge
, and the future of the nation were front and center as michelle obama and mitt romney tried to reach out to undecided voters. a rally at the university of mary washington trade mitt romney was in fairfax. why virginia may be one of the most important battleground states just 54 days before we had to the polls. >> is looking awfully important. political experts say the election in virginia will be won or lost in suburban areas. one candidate and a candidate's wife hit suburban areas. something we will discuss a lot more in the next eight weeks. >> michelle obama made a couple of stops along i-95 in richmond and fredericksburg, where she hit a ymca and the university of mary washington. >> everything about how obama is pro-woman. >> meanwhile, mitt romney was a lot i-66, talking to voters in fairfax to do not want four more years of president obama. >> i worry our country is on the wrong track. >> expect a lot more visits because virginia is not just a swing state. it is one of the most important swing state. >> virginia is definitely in the top three. is ohio, virginia, and florida that t
from michelle obama, compared to ann romney's speech last week, as the democratic convention now begins in just a few hours. >>> scientology storm swirling around tom cruise again. did church officials choose mates for the megastar. >>> and on the rampage, armed with a ten-ton bulldozer. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez, in for paula faris. with labor day behind us, we begin this tuesday with the unofficial end to the summer of extremes. >> that's for sure. it's giving way to an early fall, filled with wildfires, high water and wicked winds, now bringing trouble from california to the carolinas. northeast of l.a., a fast-moving wildfire is tearing through the angeles national forest. the flames sending thousands of holiday campers fleeing. the fire has scorched six-square miles. and for now, aerial assault with a chopper and a dc-10 is the atta attack. so far, more than 300 firefighters have the flames barely contained. it comes as isaac roared ashore. almost 3,000 people remain in shelters and more than 100,000 have no power. baby emily, born too earl
. >>> michelle obama takes center stage at the democratic national convention. her deeply personal speech electrifies the crowd. >> you see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. >> the president and their daughters watch from the white house, as the first lady makes the case for a second term. >>> the latest on those bombshell claims about tom cruise. stunning, new details from the shocking "vanity fair" cover story about what it took to be his girlfriend. his alleged personal orders to change her look, including filing down her teeth. now, the writer who broke the story joins us. >>> and apple's supersecret surprise. we'll reveal what the brand-new product launch really is. can apple top themselves one more time? >>> and good morning, america, from the democratic convention here in charlotte. robin is with her family in mississippi right now. happy to have elizabeth vargas with us. what a night here last night. when michelle obama came out, the crowd was electrified. she brought them to their feet. she didn't mention mitt romney at all last night. all the
to this crowd, firing them up right now, much like michele obama did two nights ago, president clinton last night, as character witnesses for barack obama, bringing them inside the white house. bailing out the auto companies and here's account he summed that up. >> ladies and gentlemen, i'm here to tell you, but i think you already know, that i watch it up close. bravery resides in the heart of barack obama and time and time again, i witness him summon it. this man has courage in his soul, compassion in his heart, and a spine of steel. and because of all the actions he took, because of the calls he made, because of the determination of american workers and the unparalleled bravery of our special forces, we can now proudly say what you've heard me say the last six months. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive! [ cheers and applause ] >> i cannot help but think as the obama campaign continues to point out, he's made eight trips to iraq alone since he was vice president. a total of, i have it here, 16 trips all-tolled in his career. they want that in everybody's mind when he head
charlotte. >>> tonight michelle obama tries to make the case for her husband's re-election. abc's karen travers is joining us from charlotte with more at what is at stake for the democrats. good morning, karen. >> reporter: hi. this arena is empty right now. tonight a very different story. jammed with democrats who are eager to launch their convention and give rebuttal to the republicans. the stage is set, and democrats are ready to get their convention under way. first lady michelle obama arrived in charlotte, she got a feel for where she will deliver her primetime address, a speech, the democrats say is critical to their message this week. most americans spent labor day enjoying the end of summer. but the candidates were busy working. in toledo, ohio, president obama took credit for saving the auto industry. >> i stood with american workers. i stood with american manufacturing. i believeden you. i bet on you. i will make that bet any day of the week. later he detoured off the trail to louisiana. there he surveyed the damage from hurricane isaac and met with flood victims. >> nobody is
. will be there. tomorrow evening michelle obama the university of washington. we will be sending tom roussey tomorrow at 11:00. also on the campaign front, it appears republican small- business owner that gave president obama a bear hug -- he saying he may be willing to the president with his reelection campaign. he picked up the president, basically. stopped by the resident restaurant. now he says he will likely a the if he was asked to join president on the campaign trail. -- agree if he was asked to join the campaign on trail. of the reaction was not fromive coming republicans. coming up, why 50 gas stations charging more than $9 a gallon for gasoline. about tow iphone 5 is hit store shelves. this message. experiences classrooms. sizes don't matter... by 20%. teaching to some test... he personally cannot relate to. education, to want the very best public education system for yourr children. anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions offublic educmarylanders every year. children. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build
. >> on the other side of the ticket, first lady michelle obama will also in virginia on the trail stumping for her husband. they talked about the importance of virginia. the first lady also visited richmond during her swing through the state. in 2008, barack obama was the first democrat to carry virginia since 1964. >> d.c. government vehicles caught running red lights on camera. >> we will tell you why some of the tickets were dismissed. >> quiet right now, but stormy weather on the way, just in time at bank of america, we're continuing to lend and invest in the people, businesses, and organizations that call greater washington home. whether it's funding an organization that provides new citizens with jobraining, working with an anacostia school that promotes academic excellence or supporting an organization that serves 5,000 meals a day across d.c., what's important to the people of greater washington is important to us, and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger. >> at an investigation that has several d.c. tickets issued.
. michele obama's performance and what bill clinton will say tonight. >> free enterprise on the streets. danny davis has represented president obama's home town. >> i've not seen the impact of a speech since 1984 when jesse jackson, the rev. jesse jackson gave his speech at the convention. >> all eyes will be on for president bill clinton. would you have thought that he would be speaking at this convention after the dustup with hillary and the president? >> bill clinton and barack obama share the same vision. there were competitors four years ago but they share the same vision. bill clinton is one of our keynote speakers. where was george w. bush a week ago? >> what happens when the delegates leave? >> will go out to the neighborhood and start making sure people are registered to vote. >> michael morrissey will be one of those hitting the road for president obama. >> there is no bigger flip-flop than mitt romney. he was pro-choice when he ran against ted kennedy, now he is pro-life. some of the things i think that we have witnessed the rest of the country is fighting what type of person
an all hands on deck approach. >> michelle obama in washington night for the not toe crowd complacent when it comes to getting out the vote. >> this is the sit in of our day. in your living room everyone you know, your friends and neighbors. >> president obama wasn't the first time since february. observers believe it could be a tossup. opponent believes in top down economics. -- vote. >> republican nominee mitt for cash at ating in san diego. >> it is an honor to be here and many have come to help. >> both were on the campaign trail. paul ryan was in florida -- ing admitted he cannot change washington. we need to change presidents. >> joe biden fired back. >> the policies they are proposing are going to take us we were.here >> romney has been criticized not holding any public a rallyately but he has in denver tomorrow. abc 7 news. >> let's get to the latest in to the anti-islam film outrage in the middle east. pakistani minister is whoring $100,000 to anyone kills the filmmaker. he made the offer on the same as this peaceful protest. he says it is a private offer not being made by th
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in the way that national and international matters are, but i love that both ann romney and michelle obama said that modern family is their favorite show. it's a place where people can down and come together on the couch and laughing is the only thing that matters. and modern family won for best supporting actor in a comedy. >> if you stick with it and try hard and be prepared, if you can win a trophy. taxable. >> in the league, the category, two familiar faces. julia louis-dreyfus and that crier. >> i am as shocked as you .eople that's why my speech sucked. i did not think this would happen. >> vma awards is always a good time. now it's back to the business of making good television so we can celebrate tv all over again next year. -- the emmy awards is always a good time. >> regis philbin is making his return to daytime tv in a little different role. >> later this morning he will appear as a co-host on the show.l ray he left "live! with regis and in november and holds the record for the hours on u.s. television. you can see what is cooking up morning at 10:00 on abc 7. tonight marks the s
. the president will talk about economy and his plan to help middle-class families. first lady michelle obama will campaign in baltimore today joe biden visits new hampshire. >> republican presidential nominee mitt romney is on the after campaigning yesterday in florida. he will speak in las vegas today. his running mate will visit new orleans. ann romney will campaign in nebraska >> . new controversy on the campaign trail stemming from clint that involvesech hanging acounty man -- a chairhis house house.s roz plater got his side of the story. >> i don't believe in this president. that when her said hung an empty chair from a tree wooding.ast wo >> i loved his speech. >> why hang it in a tree? he said in a past somebody always wide his political science. >> this time i make them work it so they cannot steal its. >> his protest even caught the attention of the secret service. a spokesman told us the secret aware of the incident conduct an appropriate follow-up. the chairs are on his own property and some residents told us it should be his own business. . >> it >> -- it is america. >> i think i
. the delegates will vote today on the party's platform. first lady michelle obama will stage tonight and will voters tovince reelect for husband. his most ardent supporters admit it will be a challenge. >> i hope that he will be energized the country and get that we domessage need him. >> i think that's why he's tired, because people are of the discord. >> president obama says his will be forward looking. abroad and charlotte later this week. coverage of the democratic national convention. scott thuman and gordon peterson reports from charlotte during ourng wjla.com. >> among the speakers today will be tim kaine. join us in our next hour to talk about his campaign, including his plan to bring jobs to the commonwealth. 5:08. thought o'clock 0 >> we have details obama says the federal government will be there residents coast from hurricane isaac. gretzky met with victims during an -- he met with affected residents in louisiana. some low-lying areas are still by several feet of water. >> we could be looking at some water in our forecast. check in with adam caskey. i think we will see mo
has to achieve, what bill clinton did here last night, and first lady michele obama sits down with us, to tell us what she says to her husband right before he walks on stage. >>> super surge. wall street rockets to a four-year high. why? and will it last? >>> the hostage learns the truth. tonight, the woman told by bank robbers they had strapped a bomb to her waist, learns what the bomb really was, and new clues tonight about those men. >>> growing up. malia and sasha, the first lady tells us what surprises her the most about them today. >>> good evening from charlotte, north carolina. this is the biggest night of the democratic national convention. the last night. and president obama at this moment, preparing to walk on to that stage to join the duel with republican candidate mitt romney who spoke last week. the president, about to make a high stakes case for himself to the american people. our political team is out in force tonight to cover it all. abc's chief white house correspondent ready now to lead us off. jake? >> good evening, diane. senior white house officials say president
that such a large band could not be accommodated on the smaller stage. more people to london to watch michelle obama s.b. van ann romney. more than 26 million people opening night of the dnc were the first lady was the featured speaker. more than 22 million people as the first night of the republican national convention. >> a with abc 7 news and wjla.com for complete coverage with abc 7. news, ang at other observation hearing will georgetown and murdering his socialite wife. doctors say albrecht muth is noticeably weekend after a hunger strike last month. but they believe he is competent to stand trial. killed 91-0 viola drath inside their home last summer. the latest on the 12-year-old fort washington boy accused of oldally beating a two-year- foster girl. board entered an alford plea to involuntary manslaughter boy entered an alford plea it. the boy initially faced a more serious second-degree murder charge. be held at a youth facility until a hearing in october. >> students at northwestern high hyattsville wing bolt will bring home letters today stabbing at the school. the victim was a 17-year-ol
:30 round this morning in fairfax at van park. first lady michelle obama will at the university mary washington at 5:00 p.m. tom roussey will have that story tonight on abc 7 news. it's all swing states all the time for the rest. president obama speaking in golden, colorado at 1:00. vice president biden at the wisconsin and. ann romney in fort myers. ryan will have a rally tomorrow in virginia. saying goodbye to an american legend. forblic memorial being held at the washington national cathedral. find johnre we gonzalez this morning with a look at what to expect. >> good morning. it is estimated that about 500 people around the world d that first landing on the moon more than 40 years ago. ine of them will gather d.c. later this for an emotional goodbye. the first man to walk on the moon and capture our imagination before will be time at thelast national cathedral. the 82-year-old died following complications from heart surgery. armstrong commanded the apollo aircraft that landed on the moon in july of 1969. a nasa administrator named will attend the service. be officiated by the epi
michelle obama will baltimore. vice-president joe biden will visit new hampshire. republican nominee mitt romney is also on the road after campaigning in florida yesterday. today he will speak in las vegas. his running mate will visit new orleans. ann romney will campaign in nebraska. a centreville man wants to know thehis protest against president is drawing so much attention. that he was not invoking lynching. he said it was a nod to clint eastwood's speech at the republican convention. becausethat he hung it people were stealing his other signs. but i feel like it is an attack on free speech. it's like a little of nothing and they build it into something. is awarecret service and it's under investigation. iswe don't yet know who run the country, but plans are underway for inauguration day. california speaker john boehner and house minority leader nancy hammered away at the nails in the platform that to. be used the president will take his oath monday, january 21. a private ceremony will be held the day before. >> the anticipation finally coming to an end. day-to-day apple fans have bee
is first lady michelle obama. >> it is time to move forward, that's the choice in this election. >> reporter: this week, it's the democrats' turn to rally support behind president obama and his bid for a second term. the stage is set in charlotte, with democrats billing their national convention the most open convention in history. >> front row, right up front and personal. >> reporter: democrats are using star power to get their message across, all week long. including appearances by eva lon goe ya, james taylor, mary j. blige, and the foo fighters. they're in bank of america stadium. >> all: enough is enough. >> reporter: hundreds protested the big banks on the streets on friday. on his tour, the president continues to criticize his opponent's speech. >> the governor knows the secret to growing jobs and helping the economy. nobody bothered to tell us what they were. >> this president cannot tell us you're better off today than when he got to office. >> reporter: a poll showed romney with a slight lead now shows the two are tied, with two months until election day. >> in tampa,
thuman will be. first lady michelle obama will host a rally at the university of mary washington at 5:00. we will be there. it is also in states all the time. the president will be in colorado today at 1:00. vice president joe biden will be at the university of wisconsin at eau claire. mitt romney will -- ann romney will tour a cancer center in fort myers. paul ryan has no scheduled events. >> leaders are attending a public memorial for neil armstrong at the national cathedral. the first man to walk on the moon. he died last month of complications from heart surgery. he was 82 years old. his family say he will be buried at sea. we will carry that service live, starting at 10:00 a.m.. >> a prince william daycare showed -- shut down after they made disturbing discoveries including children strapped to car seats. >> i assumed it was a family business. >> residence in the picturesque estate in woodbridge were aware of the home day care being run across the street. but they had no idea of the of the operation police say two sisters, anila and rabiya qayyum were running behind closed doors.
to the stage, we're seeing craig robinson, michele obama's brother. and also her mother, and the mother-in-law who's been living in the white house and helping with the girls all this time. i want to go to cokie roberts. cokie, what do you think? >> i'm seeing them all hugging each other and looking very, very happy. i'm looking out at a sea of very happy delegates. what really struck me here was that this speech was meant to be in a lot of ways, an empowering speech. what he was really saying is that you are, the voters are hope and change. not me. you. and you give me hope, and y are the people who can make change by choosing the future that i am outlining for you. it's up to you now, hope and change, not me. >> they say those voters -- it's time to change direction. they're saying it's a referendum on president obama, not a choice. >> george, it was foreshadowing three things in the obama campaign. first, it's unclear what he meant when he said i endorse the principles of my buoy partisan commission. that sets up the team to say, is there any [ inaudible ] -- second he said to them,
governor martin oshes mally. first lady michelle obama will be the final speaker of the evening. >> this is it. this is the floor where most of the action will take place over the next couple of days. the president has done this before but that doesn't mean this is just a formality. this is a chance to recapture some of that 2008 magic that has waned a bit after a difficult four years. >> fired up and ready to go. >> that old familiar chant is back and courtesy of voters still caught up in obamamania. few other priorities matter. for hurricane damage back in new orleans, secondary to the mission here. >> i left a tree on top of my he or she because i did not want to not come. >> but even his supporters admit it will be a challenge. >> i'm hoping he will we energize the country and get across the message that we do need him. >> i think that is why he is behind because people are tired of the discord. >> the burden hardly all obama's. you saw the first lady survey the stage. the president monday claimed this convention will be forward-looking as oppo
of virginia. >> first lady michelle obama made stops in richmond and fredericksburg. but go live now to the university of mary washington for where the first lady had a message for voters. >> it has been an interstate '95 day for the first lady. was in richmond and then wrapped up an event at mary washington. some of the cars you see behind me are leaving the event right now. here is the of from inside. more than 2000 people showed up according to the obama campaign. republicans have been arguing the economy is not moving forward and say it has stagnated or moving backwards. but the first lady and her husband are arguing it is slowly getting better. but they say will take more time than just four years. here's what she had to say. >> we have been pulling ourselves out of a a whole bag. for three and a half years we have been moving forward and making progress and we're beginning to see the change. we can all do this. >> the majority of the crowd here were college students. some of the biggest cheers from the speech came when she talked about things addressed to young peo
. not going to have empty chair. >> nown a rare interview obama's sister, maya and michelle's brother breaking news. omorrow's outdoor acceptance peech moving indoors because of a thunderstorm threat. >> i understand the president will do a conference call with all of the folks that can't be here. >> for the first time clearing pup an obama mystery. >> for the first time clearing up an obama mystery. >>e grew up in hawaii but he doesn't surf. >> the best surfers are low to the ground. there are a lot of people that were really impressed with ow he caught that wave. you have to give him props for that. >> the president reaeally hoping for props for his speech tomorrow night. >> and coming up, , michelle obama's fashion statement. we have the woman who designed er dress right here in new york. let's talk some rumors starting with jessica simpson. >> she is very open and honest about her struggles to lose the baby weight. > my body is not bouncing back like a super model. he first look at jessica stepping out in l.a. and the ifirst ords about her body to get her ody back. he reportedly g
. >> first lady michelle obama will visit rachael ray. >> the new season debuts later morning on abc 7. we got a chance to talk with rachael ray about her new kitchen. >> we did the math. first show in a new studio, the guest should be a the obama.ady, michelle she's on the whole show until i do what's for dinner tonight. love every visit we have had. garden and cope with schoolchildren. i have had such a lovely visit with her. lit up.e audience she walked down through the down at the sat kitchen table and talked to everybody like their next-door neighbor. d about everything from the kidsod and initiatives we have been working the president's new , ysical fitness standards about the girls, chatted about everything. and we played a carnival game. then we took a fitness test with teacher.l education >> i know both of you are very so i have no doubt you colors.ith flying >> she is so much taller than to i was trying overcompensate, which is opposite of what the test should do. i ended up running liked a muppet. i look so goofy. >> i don't think she has to about that. you will be able to see t
'm not that patient. >> michelle obama, not that patient. well you can see the entire interview later this morning on "the view." >>> secretary of state hillary clinton here in new york for the u.n. general assembly talking about the wave of anti-american anger in the middle east. urging muslims to display dignity and not resort to violence after the film that lampoons the prophet muhammad. clinton met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya and egypt. >>> in suburban den version the movie theater where july's shooting massacre took place will be opening. a dozen killed. 60 wounded in the attack. the mayor of aurora, colorado, says an online survey shows residents believe the theater should reopen. victims' families and community leaders were consulted. >>> an update now on the tragic death of that baby panda at washington's national zoo. initial tests show that the week-old-cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. could be another two weeks before the cause of death is determined. zookeepers confirm the mother did not crush her cub. she spent the night cradling a stuffed toy
. >> reporter: what led to this bounce? it points to michelle obama's performance and bill clinton and those who chose obama last time who still like him but are disappointed. >> no president, no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the romney campaign tonight calling the bounce a, quote, sugar high from the convention, that the reality of the obama economy hasn't changed. to say it's nearly impossible mathematically for governor romney to win the white house without winning right here in ohio. this is right here in the factory. romney now with 15 ads up in nine battleground states but the number most important october 3rd debating president obama less than one month until that first debate. how important are these debates going to be? >> well, i think the debates very important particularly when you have a small sliver of the electorate that has yet to make up their mind. >> reporter: the romney campaign acknowledging to me today just how important those debates are g
michelle obama and former president bill clinton will speak leading up to a large celebration thursday inside bank of america stadium. >> enough is enough. >> hundreds protested the big bank sunday. on the tour president obama continues to criticize his republican opponent's convention speech. >> governor romney knows the secret to creating jobs. nobody bothered to tell us what they were. >> this president can't tell us that you are better off today than when he took office. >> a poll shows it is a dead heat. another one after the republican convention that showed romney with a insulate lead shows the two are tied with two months until election day. in tampa paul ryan asked the question without new leadership why should the next four years be any different from the last four years. barack obama has to answer that question. >> first lady arrives today and mitt romney is using the week to prepare for the upcoming debates. >> gordon peterson and scott thuman will be at the democratic convention in charlotte. they will have reports at 5:00 6:00 and 11:00. >> president
in wisconsin and ohio. firstly michelle obama and the romney willmitt both campaign thursday in the commonwealth. mrs. obama will headline rallies richmond and at washington university in fredericksburg,. romney will host rally in park.x at vandyke >> the reno air show will be going on. measures have been taken the terrible tragedy last year. the final turn of the race is sharp, among other changes. the event runs through sunday. m pakistan, the death toll continues to grow. two fires at two separate factories are blamed for 191 deaths. the worst was in karachi, where people died at a clothing factory. another 25 people were killed at factory in lawe in lahore. people were trapped in the basement. >> the husband of a woman killed in a confrontation with police has been found dead. derek's body was found yesterday, six months after his wife patricia was killed. brianne carter has the story from culpeper. >> gary cook, whose wife was year, waslier this inside is culpeper apartment on tuesday. >> i was shocked. he was a hard-working man. i always saw him on the go. maintenance w
for the weekend. >> a good deal. let's move on to our vote 2012 coverage and battleground virginia. michelle obama began her day in richmond where she offered her families ofto the n libya. cans killed i she then headed to fredericksburg where she is now crowd at the large university of mary washington. we'll have more on the first lady's stop coming up at 6:00. meanwhile, the man who is trying over mrs. obama's has was and fairfax today. our senior political reporter was there. let's go to the newsroom with more on how he was received. it was a pretty good response. after a day of talking about the libya and some say day on the trail, to hisomney went back wheelhouse, jobs and the economy. a northern virginia welcome. thank you. think these numerous stops would at some but hittingrkill, long lines today form a romney is a challenge -- sure there are more like this one. a lot of my friends are obama supporters for sure. the under 30of romney is down less. a lot of the younger generation thinks more literally. d of poll hewhat kin it but if you think about going torices we're for the president's po
obama lady michelle obama will mark a moment of silence at house before heading to the pentagon. in shanksville, pennsylvania, flight 93 went down, bells tolled.brance will be >> this is hallowed ground, because this is the final resting place of the american patriots rex. the museum is still constructed. quite a few people are expected to visit the pentagon later today as well. after the president and first leave, the president is to go to walter reed later this afternoon. brianne carter reporting. you.nk but federal government now lists among the illnesses that undery for compensation the 9/11 victim's fund. scores of first responder is developed cancer after spending significant time at ground zero. cancer patients had been from the fund due to a .ack of evidence but the law creating the fund written to allow changes on the medical research. >> u.s. officials confirm al qaeda's number two leader in yemen has been killed. he and six others were killed after an air strike in yemen was ridinge car he in. not confirmls will drone was behind a but yemen's capability -- but yemen o
to the bounce? dowd points to michelle obama's performance. and bill clinton at that moment. president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> reporter: the romney campaign tonight calling the bounce a sugar high from the convention. but the reality from the obama economy hasn't changed. the number most important, october 3rd, debating president obama. less than one month before that first debate. how important are the debates going to be? >> i think the debates are important. particularly when you have a small sliver that has to make up their mind. >>> a report out today highlights a security threat at hospitals around the country. about 80% of high-risk hospitals do not secure radioactive material that could be used to make a dirty bomb. "theashington post" says among the examples in the government report, is a big-city hospital that gets radioactive chemicals with a combination written on the wall where everyone can see it. >>> thousands of teachers on the picket line in chicago continues a second day. the thi
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